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Brittany Howard
Hey hey. We’re back with another wicked edition of The Strombo Show. No bullshit. Real talk with Alabama Shakes front person, Brittany Howard. She’s in the house with her new solo album titled after her late sister, Jaime.
You should see the stack of records that are ready for your aural pleasure. Hunting, Chemical Brothers, Graham Nash, Marc Ribot, All Saints, Sex Pistols, Nick Drake, Emmylou Harris and a new Iskwe song to play for you. Also, you know we love her here on the show, we have some Buffy Sainte-Marie. As well, a little journey on the impact of a singer you may not have heard of, Marian Anderson. Plus, Bob Mackowycz swings by the house for the return of Mac N’ Cheese. We are a four hour, commercial-free, consultant-free, algorithm-free musical powerhouse. This is your community.
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The Strombo Show is the Spirit of Radio.
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Graham Nash

Hello there. What a show we have for you. A wicked mix of songs from Bjork to Billy Joel, Twisted Sister to Dirty Projectors, Tom Waits, Sampa The Great, brand new AND classic Mudhoney, Ms. Lauryn Hill and more. The record of the week comes from The New Pornographers, “In The Morse Code of Break Lights” and the beautiful voice of Audrey Hepburn

Plus! The legendary Graham Nash from The Hollies, CSN(Y)

Bif Naked pops on and we check in with Dustin from Hunting to hear more about their incredible new record, Gold Day.

It’s a four hour; commercial free, algorithm free music experience.

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Ezra Furman, Olivia Maeval + Macko

We’re back for another sparkling episode of The Strombo Show. I’m really exciting for this one. Aside from the wild collection of songs. I’m thrilled that Ezra Furman is coming over to the house. Ezra has just release an album called 12 Nudes and I think it is one of the best albums of the year. Ezra and I lean into pain and discomfort of music, politics, gender and jokes and spin some incredible tracks. And, (also exciting) We’re gonna meet the first ever recipient of the George Stroumboulopoulos Music Therapy Scholarship.  Her name is Olivia and she might just show you ways that you can help. We’re a four hour, commercial-free, algorithm-free, consultant-free musical journey. More Music, More community, more love, more fight. Listen and share with your friends.

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George
Esthero + The Sorority
The Strombo Show kicks off for another season on @cbc_music. A killer stack of records are ready to go on our four hour commercial-free, algorithm-free musical journey. Incredible sounds including tracks you’ve never heard before. The best music is stacked and ready to roll.
 

Welcome to the home of the best records played in the best order, from the 1-2-3-4 to the 808’s and beyond. For over two decades, George Stroumboulopoulos has been working on behalf of you to find and champion the songs that’ll get you through the night. Interviews, intimate sessions and out-of-its-mind full blown house concerts. The Strombo Show reflects the beautiful and the badass of Canada’s diverse cultural landscape. There are no boundaries, with the gamut running from Aretha Franklin to Slayer and everything in between. 

Best of the Strombo Show: Elisapie, Ian MacKaye + London Calling 40th Anniversary
Sunday night is for the only band that matters.
Elisapie was given up for adoption as a baby, on the tarmac of an airport, to be raised in the community of Salluit, Nunavik until she lost her parents before she was twenty, resulting toward her escape to Montreal. Her album The Ballad Of The Runaway Girl is her story as an expatriate Inuk. Home. Adoption. Motherhood. Nomadism. Reestablishing a connection to your community. It is recounted and explored in conversation with Strombo, along with the songs that soundtracked her road.
 
Strombo ventures to the House Of Dischord for a rare conversation with Ian MacKaye. He has been leading Washington bands for four decades: Fugazi, Minor Threat, Teen Idles, Embrace, The Evens and when he was a teenager, he founded the massively impactful, Dischord Records. He has spent his life invested in a DIY philosophy. Championing accessibility and inclusivity in his work with a fearless approach. He said it himself, “If you see something that scares the shit out of you, go towards it. You’re about to learn something.”
We’ll honour the fortieth anniversary The Clash’s London Calling through demos, memories and conversation. Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon strolled into a garage in Pimilco, known as Vanilla Studios, in May 1979 with no songs prepared for what would become their seminal album. Strombo revisits the time with the photographer behind the classic bass destruction album cover, Pennie Smith and the keyboardist, Mick Gallagher. Voices that were born from the album also call-in to celebrate its value: Billy Bragg, Bry Webb of Constantines, Flogging Molly and Tom Morello.
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Best Of The House Of Strombo Sessions: Part Two

Sunday night is for remembering.

George Stroumboulopoulos, the host and landlord of our little program, revisits some of his favourite sessions that filled his Toronto home with miles of cables, stacks of amps, warm sound and honest conversation.

Four hours is not quite enough time to pack together all of the best moments from the House Of Strombo, but the incredible array of artists in this episode includes: Against Me!, Alexisonfire, Amanda Palmer, Amelia Curran, Arkells, Barr Brothers, Basia Bulat, The Beaches, Belle Game, Black Mountain, Born Ruffians, Broken Social Scene, Carole Pope, Chantal Kreviazuk, Cherry Glazerr, Chilly Gonzales, City And Colour, Common Deer, Dilly Dally, Hamilton Leithauser, Heartstreets, Jennifer Castle, Jessie Reyez, Joel Plaskett, John Prine, K-Os, Kid Koala, Laura Marling, Leif Vollebekk, The Lonely Parade, Lou Canon, Lowell, Marc Ribot, Margo Price, Mary Gauthier, The Melvins, Mo Kenney, Peaches, Rae Spoon, Raine Maida, Stars, Steve Earle and Vanessa Carlton.

There have been generous offerings from many friends of the show, particularly in two special celebratory episodes. We dive into a collection of voices from the HIP30: A Celebration of Canada’s Band, The Tragically HipBarenaked Ladies, Blue Rodeo, Hannah Georgas, Iskwé, Sarah Harmer and Weaves. And from our JONI75, which includes reiminagings of Joni Mitchell songs from Dizzy, Jean-Michel Blais, July Talk, La Force, Lights & Regent Park School Of Music, Lissie, Milk + Bone and Taylor Knox. 

Tell your friends that the Spirit Of Radio lives on.

Best Of The House Of Strombo Sessions
Sunday night is for remembering.

George Stroumboulopoulos, the host and landlord of our little program, revisits some of his favourite sessions that filled his Toronto home with miles of cables, stacks of amps, warm sound and honest conversation.

Four hours is not quite enough time to pack together all of the best moments from the House Of Strombo, but the incredible array of artists in this episode includes:  Against Me!, Andy Kim, Behemoth, Billy Talent, Blue Rodeo, Death From Above, Dinosaur Jr., The Dirty Nil, Do Make Say Think, Ellevator, Emily Haines, Father John Misty, Flogging Molly, Fucked Up, Hollerado, JJ Shiplett, Kate Tempest, Kevin Drew, The Kills, La Force, Leif Vollebekk, Mac Demarco, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Maggie Rogers, Martha Wainwright, MixMaster Mike, Partner, Rufus Wainwright, Scott Weiland, Shad, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Spoon, Steve Earle and Weyes Blood.

There have been generous offerings from many friends of the show, particularly in two special celebratory episodes. We dive into a collection of voices from the HIP30: A Celebration of Canada’s Band, The Tragically HipChoir! Choir! Choir!, Harrison & M.I. Blue, Julie Doiron, Rheostatics, Silver Pools, Skydiggers, Stars and Tim Baker of Hey Rosetta!. And from our JONI75, which includes reiminagings of Joni Mitchell songs from Charlotte Cornfield, Jeremy Dutcher, Jim Cuddy, Terra Lightfoot and The Weather Station.

We’ll also hear from some of the wonderful people that make this show possible as they share their favourite musical memories that were set within the House Of Strombo, which will include Arkells, Broken Social Scene, Charles Bradley, The Cult, John Prine, Robert Plant and Sting.

Tell your friends that the Spirit Of Radio lives on.

Best of the Strombo Show: Hundo 2018

It’s that time of year again.

George shares the best records of the year with you from Alexandra Stéliski to Kali Uchis, Janelle Monae to Ellevator, Courtney Barnett to La Force, The Lonely Parade to Kacey Musgraves, Alessia Cara to Witch Prophet, Fanny Bloom to Jennifer Castle and more.

We’ll also welcome a few friends of the show to share their favourites, including Bahamas, Elisapie, Jennifer Castle and Sarah Harmer.

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Best of the Strombo Show: Hundo 2018 Part One

It’s that time of year again.

George shares the best records of the year with you from Alexandra Stéliski to Kali Uchis, Janelle Monae to Ellevator, Courtney Barnett to La Force, The Lonely Parade to Kacey Musgraves, Alessia Cara to Witch Prophet, Fanny Bloom to Jennifer Castle and more.

We’ll also welcome a few friends of the show to share their favourites, including Bahamas, Elisapie, Jennifer Castle and Sarah Harmer.

Join the collective.
Tell your friends that we are the spirit of radio.